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Posted on 2/16/2022

The Closest Airport to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge


What’s the airport closest to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge? 

McGhee Tyson Airport lies 12 miles from downtown Knoxville, at 2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN. The drive to the Smokies is easy. The airport is 42 miles, an estimated one-hour drive, from Gatlinburg. The distance to Pigeon forge is 34 miles, about a 50-minute drive.


Can I catch a nonstop flight to Knoxville from a city near me?

Airlines serving McGhee Tyson Airport are Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, and United. There are plenty of nonstop options, especially in spring and summer. 

Check the airport’s website for updates on newly added flights and visit Flightconnections.com for more routes. Typically you can fly to Knoxville from many major airports including Boston, New York (LaGuardia), Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, and more.


Can I rent a car at the airport?

You’ll find Enterprise, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Payless, and Dollar car rentals here on the lower level.


Where can I meet my Uber or Lyft ride, or find a taxi?

Uber and Lyft riders follow signs to a rideshare pickup spot. Nine taxi companies also serve the airport. Four charter companies run limos and other transportation services.


Can I pick up cash at the airport?

SunTrust, First Horizon, and Tennessee State Bank have ATMs here, so you can arrive in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge with cash in hand.


Can I grab a bite to eat?

Five options for food, coffee, and snacks are located past the TSA checkpoint. For a sit-down restaurant with a full menu, there’s Ruby Tuesday, open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Get quick bites at Quiznos Subs, Express by Uno PIzza, or Cinnabon, all open 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. the rest of the week. Starbucks Coffee serves drinks and snacks daily from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.


Is there a convenience store?

There are two! Smoky Mountain Travelmart sells snacks, drinks, magazines, and more. Visit Tennessee Marketplace for souvenirs, travel essentials, snacks, and books.


Where can I find my dream cabin?

With Colonial Properties! Book your Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabin today.

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